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The Siren's Song

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Michael
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0 posted 05-07-2000 01:33 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

THE SIREN'S SONG


She glides upon the night shadow
Sweet silk spun from a dream.
Somewhere past the silver willow
Of silence quelling scream.

She is the Huntress of the Night,
Speaks love for fallen prey.
Come to relish the grim delight
Of kill left to decay.

By lure of lust upon the lips,
No scavenger may taste.
Am I now meshed the crimson drips
Of new life given waste.

Infidelity Insatiate,
It writhes within her eyes.
She dances with sisters of Hate
But hordes herself the prize.

Cloaked in evil, her coat soft white
Yet shimmers in the dark.
By Mystic allure of the Night
Befalls brother the mark.

By every sanctioned law of life
Falls virtue, now unbidden.
Now all fair game for Siren, rife
Naught here remains forbidden.

Feast now, forever, heart to heart,
May none appease this haunting.
Eyes of the dead duly impart -
Lay me to the glade, wanting.

Forest echoes soft Raven tress,
Never mine, ‘er I long.
If but to die in sweet caress
Victim, the Siren's song.


Michael Anderson






 For all behind was dark and drear,
And all before was night and fear.
How many hours of night or day
In those suspended pangs I lay,
I could not tell; I scarcely knew
If this were human breath I drew.

Lord Byron






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1 posted 05-07-2000 01:56 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Michael,

this reminds me of the legend of Lorelei, a tale my German teacher used to tell us.  Lorelei was a siren of the Schwartzwald (Black Forest) - she sung to men from the behind the waterfalls and lured them to their death.

To this day, many a man has been known to disappear, following the songs of Lorelei.

Corinne
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"tis but the wail of lonliness
that rides upon the wave...
haunting lyric not a tease
but heart that fights the grave..."

smiles for you!  but I must say, hard to tell whether you enjoyed the concert...now hello, I must be going....
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The first verse is magnificent!! But then the rest is perfection....wonderful sir. I'm going to get you  an agent and get your book published!!!  
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By lure of lust upon the lips,
No scavenger may taste.
Am I now meshed the crimson drips
Of new life given waste.

Infidelity Insatiate,
It writhes within her eyes.
She dances with sisters of Hate
But hordes herself the prize.

---------------------
Feast now, forever, heart to heart,
May none appease this haunting.
Eyes of the dead duly impart -
Lay me to the glade, wanting.

Forest echoes soft Raven tress,
Never mine, ‘er I long.
If but to die in sweet caress
Victim, the Siren's song.
-------------

WOW...bad blind date last night M,????
(just kidding) trying to make you *smile*
this poem is so awesome...so WAY COOL...
love the mystic, cryptic, goth feel of it.
a most excellent read my poetic pal.
three perfect penned poems today and its only early afternoon...
awesome...you are  
later M-gator.
jm
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5 posted 05-07-2000 02:31 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Oh, Michael~

This really is hauntingly lovely ...
sort of a 'death wish' of love ?
We know the song ... but want to pay the
piper and dance ... no matter that we know
we'll be sadly out-of-step.

'She is the Huntress of the Night,
Speaks love for fallen prey.
Come to relish the grim delight
Of kill left to decay.'

Seems as though you recognize the
huntress and yet are as drawn as ever.
Now that's mesmerized !  
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


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6 posted 05-07-2000 02:47 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

We are so often "willing" victims in the game of love.  There is such passion in your words Michael ... you took my breath away ...

/Kit
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LOL  I guess now you know my feelings on this one!     (smart-butt smile there...)  *sigh*   It's amazing what comes out in ink.  You did a good job with this one, as always.  Your form, your meter and rhyme are all flawless.  The content....well.....hhmmm....you know.     I promised I'd be nice.  Take care.  

P.S.  This is vicious btw.....hehe   Suits me right!  
Michael
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Corinne, I have heard this story before.  Quite enchanting in a dark way.  Lorelei is probably related to the siren I am speaking of here...LOL

serenity, not sure if I enjoyed it either but somehow I found myself chanting for an encore, anyway...    

PdV, please do, please do... I need all the help I can get!!!

Janet, what can I say, Misery is a wonderful muse...LOL  Has quite the inspiration add that Gothic feel to this one.      

Marge, "death wish' of love" - now that line is a poem just waiting to happen...  Indeed, you caught the gist here.

Kit, "too" willing at times, me thinks.


Thank you all for the kind replies...


Michael



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9 posted 05-07-2000 08:37 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Micheal, My friend, I have completely run out of ways to compliment your work, so I'll just say I enjoyed this piece.

P.S. You ROCK!

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
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10 posted 05-08-2000 12:36 AM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

I'm highly offended! I love Mermaids how dare you bash my scaley sisters! Ya land lubber!
*whack*

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This one fairly screams!  But what an elloquent yell you have my friend.
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*****

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Michael
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Jeffrey, well I've been rocked a few times so it kinda feels good to be the one doing the rockin' here...LOL  
Angel, Ah, I hadn't noticed the resemblance before...LOL  But now that you mention it... I know, "whack" me again, would ya?

Robert, thank you my friend.

Thank you all for the kind replies,


Michael


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*****



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Michael
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I will not engage in public debate with you Gen, nor shall I allow it in Open#7.  That is not what this forum is for.

Please reply to my poetry no further.  If you cannot honor that request, please keep your comments limited to your opinion of the poem and not on personal insults.

Michael
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Michael--

how do u do it?? u continue to amaze me time and time again with your amazing talent. this one really spoke to me. perhaps its because its so unique and imaginative and different ( i mean that in a good way) or perhaps its because your use of the english language is so powerfully awesome...then again lol maybe its because of the way it tells a story of something cryptic, gothic, magical, and alluring....at any rate like jeff said YOU ROCK!!!

Take care,
Amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
 
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